Monday, 15 September 2014

Purple and Green

I thought the purple and green against the white background was splendid. Even though some of the green were weeds that have overgrown. Someone probably planted the purple heart / Setcreasea purpurea. I have this plant in my balcony garden and it is very easy to grow and propagate.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Pg 52 Japanese Doily WIP2

The last two rounds make a nice design element. I was attracted to this doily based on this and the next design.

Tatted in Flora Size 20 threads in Col. 41, 222 and 206. Pattern diagrammed in Yusai Shokoin's Tatting book.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Prawn Cocktail

Served on a bamboo leaf with cubes of dragon fruit, mayonnaise topped with some fish roe. The combination tasted delicious.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Drawstring Bag WIP1

This looked sweet in the Yusai Shokoin book and thought I would give it a try. Got bored tatting the doily. I used the Altin Basak Size 50 #359 thread for this. I may improvise and make it to embellish a bag instead.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


This is a great shop at Jalan Sultan. 
Many, many old objects from the past. 
I recognized some which we have used.
A vast and diverse collection.
Can you see the coat hanger, tiffin carriers, suitcases, furniture, light fixtures etc.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Pg 52 Japanese Doily WIP1

I am attempting to tat the doily on the cover of this book by Yusai Shokoin. Wish me luck. I am not sure if I will complete it. Trying to decide what contrasting colours to use. This is how far its gone for now. Three different Flora Size 20 threads so far - # 41 variegated pink, #222 burgundy and #206 pink. I may add one more colour #237 dusty pink if I finish the whole pattern. This is the book.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Habenaria myriotricha

This was one of the orchid plants I bought from the garden show. 

The close-up shows one bloom. Doesn't it look like someone in a brown waist coat? It had flower buds when I got it and it bloomed one week later. Such delicate petals.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Curry Mee

This is a curry noodles dish - chicken, potato, bean curd puffs, fish cake slices, yellow noodles and bean sprouts in spicy coconut soup. It reminds me of curry mee from Malaysia but not exactly the same. 
Yummy all the same.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Under An African Sky - Choosing Colours

If you are thinking of tatting Jane McLellan's Under An African Sky doily, you may be wondering what colours to use. I rummaged through my Size 20 thread stash and got four palettes together. 

Sun - Sky - Trees - Animals - Earth

Palette A - Flora solid
two shades of green for the trees

Palette B - Lizbeth all variegated

Palette C - Lizbeth mixed bright

Palette D - Lizbeth mixed muted

Let me know what you think. 

See the choice of colours for this doily by Jane, Helen 1,2 & 3 and Ari.

We will begin the doily on 1st October 2014. 
This will give you time to order threads, if necessary.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Dendrobium Genting Blue

I think this is Dendrobium Genting Blue. 
The flower is purple with a blue tinge and a slight white outline.
Got it from the farmer's market at Sungei Tengah.